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LYN-13-119

Oct. 22, 2013



PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD REGARDING IMPROVEMENTS TO ROUTE 622 IN PRINCE EDWARD COUN

LYNCHBURG - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing concerning improvements to Route 622 (Racoon Crossing Road) over Norfolk Southern Rail in Prince Edward County. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cedar Crest Conference Center, 22 Cedar Crest Road, Green Bay, VA  23942.

The inclement weather date is Thursday, November 7, 2013 4-6 p.m. at the same location.

Citizens can come in during the meeting hours and discuss the project on a one-on-one basis with VDOT officials and designers. Written comments can be submitted at the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting date to Ms. Brian Zobell, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4219 Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, VA  24501. Oral comments may be provided at the meeting

The primary purpose of this project is to improve safety and meet current design standards by replacing the bridge and approaches on Route 622 over the railroad. The current structure is structurally deficient.  This term does not imply that the structure is unsafe; it does mean that the structure requires maintenance/repairs and eventual rehabilitation or replacement to remain in service.

A new bridge will be constructed on the same location as the current structure; therefore, the road will be closed during construction and a 15-mile detour in place.  Route 622 has an average daily traffic count of 160 vehicles per day.

The total estimated cost for the Route 622 project is $2.2 million, including $282,743 for preliminary engineering, $186,130 for right of way and $1.7 million for construction. 

Advertisement for construction is scheduled for May 2016.

 



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